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now, openinged in the schedule so he can wrestle a bear in the interim. >> bret: thanks inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> harris: this is a fox report. tonight threats to serious that the state department is closing a number of elm embassies and hot spots around the world. sentencing for a man who held women hostage for a decade. >> eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. >> he says terror. he says he is really not that that bad. >> i am just sick. >> tonight, judgment day for the man behind cleveland house of who are row roars. >> a massive meat recall because the beef may be contaminated with potentially deadly
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bacteria. now, beware of the burgers. also, the nfl cheerleader with an extraordinary path. >> my dad was make sure that soldiers that were actually out doing combat missions were able to communicate. >> harris: an iraq war veteran makes her dream come true. >> harris: we begin tonight with an extraordinary look at the strengths of a survivor. in the delusions of a mad man. hours ago, ariel castro sat in court as the judge sentenced him to life in prison 1,000 years for good measure. castro kidnapped three women kept them chained up in his home. raped them, beat them, forced one of them to have several miss carriages. his crimes are unthinkable. today his response and excuses were unimaginable. he said the sex he had with his victims was mostly senel. he claimed there was hammer
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in the home. today, why saw images from inside that house the rooms he turned into prison cells. fbi agent pointing out the 99-foot long chain castro used to restrain the women. amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight were rescued in may. relatives for berry and dejesus spoke today in court. they said the women do not talk about what happened to them but michelle knight had something she wanted everybody to hear. in a statement before the court and on live television, she talked about how she missed her then 2-year-old son after her kidnapping and about how she and the others worked together to help one another and about the man who was single-handedly responsible for causing tremendous pain. >> i cried every night. i cried every night. i worried about what was happening to me and the other girls. >> days never got shorter.
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days turned into nights. nights turned into day. years turned into eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. he told me my family didn't care. tournament, even on holidays christmas was the most traumatic day because i never got to spend it with my son. anybody should ever have to go through what i went through or anybody else, not even the worstest enemy. gina was my teammate. she never let me fall, i never let her fall. she nursed me back to health. when i was dying from his abuse. my friendship with her is the only thing that was good out of this. situation. we said we will some day make it out alive and we
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did. ariel castro, i remember all the times you came home talking about everything else did wrong and act like doing the same thing. you said at least i didn't kill you. you took 11 years of my life away. and i have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. >> and she said while she lives on, castro is going to die a little every day in prison. when if was castro's turn to speak, he tried to shame his victims for the sex lives before the kidnapping. he blamed his own childhood and a pornography addiction for his actions. he criticized the fbi for not catching him earlier. and against all evidence, he claimed he never hurt
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the women he kidnapped. >> i know what i did was wrong but i'm not a violent person. i simply
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>> harris: castro also, and this was rather bizarre to watch, claimed he was a good father to the little girl he had with one of the victims. that's her on the right side of your screen. her face is blurred for privacy. >>
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>> harris: now we are able to pop that up picture of the little girl there, her face blurred again for her privacy. castro showed more compassion for that child than the women he tortured. i mentioned ridiculous claim that there was any harmony inside that house. in case you needed any proof complete nonsense listen to the 911 call from amanda berry on the day she finally escaped. >> i have been kidnapped and i have been missing for 10 years and i'm here, i'm free now. >> i'm here, she said. didn't sound like she was escaping from harmony, did it? we also heard today from one of the first officers at the scene after berry made that phone call. >> i remember i kind of shined the flashlight so whoever it was could see that we were the police. we later found out it was michelle knight as she
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literally launched herself in the officer snyder's arms. legs, arms, just choking him. and she just kept repeating you saved us, you saved us. >> harris: for years, ariel castro abused his victims, kept them locked in chains, today he was the one shackled. the survivor, michelle knight smiled as castro shoveled -- shuffled away to serve a life sentence for his time. garrett tenney is covering fox top story. is he live in cleveland, ohio. garrett? >> harris, today was an emotional end to a truly horrific and night mariucci issue deal for three young women. we heart testimony from detifs. emergency room decisions even the gibb with details, some of them very graphic destals of the horror that they experienced during their 10 years in captivity. there were also stories of courage, and heroism. a psychologist who has been working with the women since they were rescued
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said not only did they endure this nightmare they overcame it. >> >> personality and character that they had. >> in addition to michelle knight's powerful words, we have also heard from a spokesperson for the dejesus family. at one point they turned to ariel castro, looked at him in the eye and speaking to him in spanish said. [speaking spanish] may god have mercy on your soul. harris? >> harris: garrett, thank you. edward snowden has left the airport. his attorney says russia is giving the national security agency leaker temporary asylum for one year, snowden spent more than a month in the transit zone of the moscow airport. he has admitted leaking classified information and exposing secret phone and internet surveillance programs that were aimed at millions of americans. the u.s. has been calling on russia to send snowden
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back to this country to face charges including espionage. tonight the white house says it's extremely disappointed in russia's decision. he is not a dissident. he has been charged with a crime. he will be accorded upon return of the united states. >> all of the rights and privileges. justice. >> i would hope the president would engage in president putin on this issue and resolve it in a way that's satisfactory to the american people. >> the white house says it's considering whether president obama should meet one on one with president putin at the g 20 summit in russia this year. lawmakers from both political parties want even tougher action than that, more on that part of the story coming up. first to the fox report correspondent jonathan hunt in the "america's newsroom." what is next for edward snowden. >> now is he literally free to move about the country of russia as a refugee as
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russia has now officially labeled him. is he entitled to government housing, he might also get a hotel room and rent an apartment according to his lawyer who said today, quote: he now is one of the most sought after men in the world. the issue of security is very important to him: snowden himself in a statement thanking the russian government and said over the past 8 weeks we have seen the obama administration show no respect for international or domestic law but in the end, the law is winning. so, for now, harris, edward snowden's home is somewhat ironically a country not exactly known as a paragon of individual liberty or privacy, harris? >> harris: jonathan, no doubt his supporters, his family, of course, happy today. >> yeah. his family very happy. his father who is shortly going to head to moscow to see his son pay tribute to what he said was edward snowden's strength, listen. >> i love my son.
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i wish my son could have simply continued to do his job. stay safe, stay home, have grandchildren, but my son is a principled young man, is he a man of courage and what he saw he could not live with. it was a moral hazard. >> now, the web site wikileaks whose founder julian assange is a refugee right now, of course, in the ecuadorian embassy in london also issued a statement, wikileaks said, quote, via the twitter account. we would like to thank the russian people and all those others who are helped to protect people u.s. officials of course is much more measured language would say much the jonathan, thank you. >> baseball's latest steroid scandals could cost some players everything. and with yankee super star alex rodriguez reportedly facing a lifetime ban, might he have to confess to
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>> harris: other few details are being made available to us. most government installations are close sunday anyway. many some' terror concerns and other unspecified security concerns. out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting our installation that indicates we should institute these precautionary steps. >> and so far we have learned u.s. embassies in egypt, iraq, afghanistan and kuwait will close on that day and other diplomatic facilities could soon follow much the state department spokesperson says they may stay closed for more than that one day,
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depending on those potential threats. and house republicans are demanding more documents about the attack on the u.s. outpost in benghazi, libya. they say the state department ignored their request. so they sent two subpoenas today. the documents relate to the state department's investigation of the attack that night. lawmakers say some witnesses claim investigators never asked about issues they later mentioned as reasons to put four officials on leave. so far no word of any response from the u.s. state department. the attack, as you know, killed u.s. ambassador christopher stephens foreign service officer sean smith and two knave officers shields tyrone woods and glen daugherty. major league baseball latest drug scandal could derail the career of one of the nation's biggest stars. alex rodriguez. a source telling the associated press, mlb officials are threatening to boot a rod for life. that is unless he agrees to accept a long suspension.
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fox news can not independently confirm that that -- can county no confirm 10 years, 257-million-dollar contract. all of this has to do with a florida clinic which allegedly banned enforcement drugs. trace gallagher has the story. what happens if they can't strike a deal with a rod? >> will, harris if the commissioner bud selig signs on it's likely major league baseball moves forward and try to ban a rod for life. a rod in return would likely appeal that decision, while he is appealing he has the right to rodriguez may have to come clean to that arbitrator. now the experts say arbitrator would probably suspend him for about both sides' best interest to not drag this thing out. fox sports ken rosenthal says it's clear baseball is trying to clean up its image.
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listen. >> baseball definitely has been aggressive on this. in the minds of some, even too aggressive going after some of these players. that is to light. whether he is suspended for 2014. either way, baseball is saying enough is enough. >> keep in mind, a rod is 38 years old. two hip surgeries under his belt. if he does accept a year suspension, he won't play again until he is 40. he has also got 647 homers, he would like 700. he would also like 3,000 hits. he has tens of millions of dollars left on his contract. we should also note the other names in that scandal, 14 of them we're told could come out in the next day or two. harris? >> harris: 40 if he were to play again. maybe he can prove it's the new 25. trace? >> thank you. an important toler tell you about now affecting tens of thousands of pounds of ground beef. we will fill you in on what we are learning. and a tough time in the air. after a 14-hour flight, 16 neea
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all tolled 26 people got sick. the plane had 15 bathrooms. that made for a very long 14-hour flight. paramedics met sick passengers after landing. officials say they were all part of the same tour group that apparently caught a stomach virus before boarding that flight. here at home a meat packing company in kansas is recalling more than
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50,000 pounds of ground beef. it's possible all that meat could potentially have e.coli contamination. it went to retailers, wholesalers, food service distributers nationwide. that's according to the department of agriculture. so far, no reports of illness. but e.coli can be deadly. and it's known for very serious health i from severe dehydration to kidney failure. jonathan serrie live with the news from atlanta tonight. jonathan, what more are you learning good evening, harris. the usda flagged this after a sample tested positive for a possibly dangerous form of e.coli. national weave of kansas issued a recall explaining on its web site, quote: this recall is voluntary and there have been no reported illnesses related to the recall. we are working closely with authorities to investigate this matter and are contacting our customers who have purchased this product. now, today, supermarket chains buy low and win dixie announced they were
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recalling ground beef in connection with this investigation. harris? >> harris: well, i know certain kinds of bacteria that are caused by e.coli can be killed from cooking. yeah, that's true. can you kill the e.coli bacteria through thorough cooking. there is still risk involved. why is that? because a lot of people cooking hamburgers they don't heat up the center to that 160 degrees that you need to thoroughly kill the bacteria. also, when people forget to wash their hands after touching raw meat they risk cross contaminating raw food in their kitchen that they touch. safer to throw out the ground beef in question. that includes july 18 shipments of the brand's national beef, nature source, and naturewell. all the recalled products carry the establishment number 208 a which you will find imprinted in the part of the usda inspection.
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>> >> harris: can you cook all you want. but if you touched it and touched something else have you got a problem. jonathan seare, thank you very much. it became a symbol of a murder case that divided a nation. now, there is word trayvon martin's hoody could end up in one of america's largest museums. and, asleep at the switch. security cameras catch train drivers snoozing. and reading. while they are supposed to be driving the train. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay -- you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy?
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>> harris: an iraq war veteran has ditched her u.s. army gear for a pair of pompoms. me began welder says she joined the army in college back in 2007, ultimately serving 16 months in iraq as a cable platoon leader handling combat communications. her other passion is dancing. and she says the talented cheerleaders who entertain the troops inspired her to give it a try when she got back home. sure enough, the arizona cardinals said come on. >> to be at this age and still be able to do this and to do it after, you know, taking such a long break, it's been really exciting. >> she says she has not completely left the army. in fact, she is a reservist for military police battalion in scottsdale. >> i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. this is the fox report. a slap in the face of all americans. that's what senator john mccain is saying about
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russia's decision to give temporary asylum to edward snowden. his attorney says the national security agency leaker left the moscow airport today with the new russian passport after spending more than a month in the transit zone there new york senator chuck schumer says moscow has stabbed us in the back. and president obama should recommend moving this year's g-20 summit out of russia. wendell goler live for us tonight outside othe white house. wendell, the white house does say it is reconsidering a one-on-one meeting between presidents obama and putin. >> well, harris that meeting had been penciled in around the time of the g-20 economic summit in st. petersburg early next month. president obamas and putin were to go to moscow for one-on-one talks. now officials here suggest there might not be much to talk about. >> i don't have a scemgdzing announcement for you today. obviously this is not a positive development. and we have a wide range of interests with the russians. and we are evaluating the utility of a summit.
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>> carney made clear the u.s. is not evaluating the utility of the u.s. russian relationship which he gives credit for a new start treaty and overland root to supply troops in afghanistan and help in restraining iran's nuclear program even if it's failed to end syrians civil war, harris. >> what about senator schumer's call to move the g-20 summit out of russia. >> summit locations have chosen two years in advance. we already know next year's will be held in australia. the president's aides have made clear that edward snowden's leaks and russia's decision to shelter him will not keep mr. obama from meeting with the leaders of economically emerging nations like china, india, and brazil, which play an increasing role in america's economic growth. but the state department has not given up hope of giving snowden back. >> this was an extremely disappointing step i don't want goat ahead of any discussions about where we are going to go from here other than to say we continue to pressure the
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russian government where snowden will face and free and fair trial. >> while the president met with congress today to talk about ways to build confidence in the nsa data mining programs that snowden exposed. haste? wedged, thank you. the internal revenue service cannot be trusted to implement obama's healthcare law. the recent scandal over the agency's targeting of political groups, specifically conservative. some of those republicans on capitol hill today told the acting head of the irs dannyer with fell they are concerned the agency might leak private taxpayer information that it would receive under the law. every precaution from implements or enforcing any aspect. 40th attempt by the house republicans to repeal all or part of the president's signature piece of legislation mime immanuel
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on capitol hill tonight with this. >> good evening. dave camp talked about the 47 new powers granted to the irs as part of the president's healthcare law at a time when the agency has already been controversial. and camp sounded skeptical that the obama care exchange portion will be ready to go two months from today. >> did i not read the blog post properly that the employer mandate is delayed. >> yes. there is a, a, what we are calling the transition release period, and, in that case. >> which means it's delayed for a year? >> yes. >> so. >> right. >> employer report that was due in filing season '15 is now going to be due in filing season '16 that does not mean we won't continue to work with businesses to understand ha what offers. >> next year the employer mandate will not be enforced? >> that is correct. >> tonight, senate republicans are calling for a delay of all obama care mandates for everyone, meanwhile, democrats question he whether the republican colleagues are trying to improve the law
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or simply kill it. and democrats tried to rye assure the public. >> it will -- consumers be able to begin enrolling in the exchange or marketplace coverage on october 1? >> yes, they will. >> will that coverage start on january 1 of 2014? >> yes, it will. >> president obama nominate add new irs commissioner today. his name is john, a former freddie mac board chairman who will be asked to help restore public confidence in the irs. harris? >> mike emanuel on the hill tonight. good to see you, mike, thank you. the pipeline company transcanada has announced it will move forward with a multibillion-dollar plan. that would eventually allow canada to ship more than a million barrels of oil per day to asia. today the company's ceo called it historic opportunity. some context for you on this. just a few days ago, president obama made remarks on the controversial keystone xl
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pipeline. that is another project of transcanada, which the president has not yet approved. in a recent interview, the president questioned the number of jobs which republicans and other keystone supporters have said the pipeline would create. the president, instead, threw out a very low number of jobs in the administration's opinion. james rosen with the news live in washington. james? >> harris, good evening, just three years ago, every sign was that the obama administration was inclined to approve keystone. these days, president obama is openly ridiculing republican force touting the jobs the project would create. >> they keep on talking about this, an oil pipeline coming down from canada, that's estimated to create about 50 permanent jobs. that's not a jobs plan. >> they mocked the prompt and the jobs that it would create. i don't know how he can look measures in the eye and struggling and think there is anything to joke about. >> in fact, the state department, which is
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evaluating the project estimates the keystone could produce 42,000 jobs over the first two years of construction. some see the president favoring the environmental movement over big labor, which supports keystone. >> he can give them workforce development moneys. there are different types of tax breaks and other industries. there are other ways that he can appease labor with the environmental community, keystone is the issue. that's what they care about. that's where they are focused. >> some sources warned us today, industry sources the president here is doing an elaborate head fake and actually intends to approve keystone possibly as early as this month. so, harris, i guess the only answer is stay tuned. >> absolutely and we'll, james rosen, thank you. trayvon martinnens iconic hoody could end up on display at the smithsonian institute. that's according to the reporting of the "the washington post" newspaper. an institution director telling the post he would love to have the hoody for a new branch of the
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smithsonian. the national museum of african-american history and culture in d.c. of course, the hoody is not yet his to put there the justice department is holding on to clothing and any other evidence as officials say they are considering filing civil rights charges against george zimmerman. a court acquitted george zimmerman of murder and manslaughter last month. a big crackdown on train conductors. after surveillance video captured what's been going on behind the wheel. it's happening in argentina. well, there you go. he is snoozy. this conductor appears to be fast asleep while the train is moving. another guy stayed awake but decided that was the perfect time to pull out a book and catch up on some reading. the government released these videos and others as part of an investigation into the buenas aries rail system. there have been several deadly crashes there. in the past few years. is he texting? yeah. fire raging across a wildlife reserve near the heart of the capitol city.
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it's our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. argentina, flames up to 30 feet high reportedly breaking out yesterday inside the park, just minutes from the financial center in buenas aries. the reserve, home to a have right of tropical animals. officials saying several crews tried overnight to bring it under control. no word on the cause. the city's mayor says somebody may have set it china. authorities say an extreme heat wave helped spark fires on two buses in an eastern province. state media reports a scorching temperatures also popped tires on some vehicles on the highway. one truck lost control and crashed into a parked car. no one hurt. india. heavy monsoonal rain causing rivers to burst from their banks and triggering dangerous flooding across the country. rescuers managed to villages as the high waters swamped their homes.
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mexico: dozens of chefs from various countries, including argentina and chile, making a 190-foot long tortoise sandwich in mexico city it may be the longest sandwich ever made in latin, america. falls far short of the world record. according to guinness chefs in barcelona prepared a line of sandwiches measuring 12,000 feet long back in june. yum, pass the chips. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 oseconds. >> an update on that rolling stone magazine cover that triggered outrage and even a boycott. we are finding out what's happened to the sales numbers after the magazine chose to put an accused terrorist on the cover. and, praise for a different terrorist from the accused shooter in the fort hood massacre. we're seeing the suspect's handwritten letters in which he asked for forgiveness. for his small business.
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. >> harris: it's selling, the rolling stone issue with the suspected boston bomber on the cover is not being hurt by retailers boycotting the magazine. in fact, sales are reportedly up by more than 100% according to the average sales the past year. the boycott alone would not have a huge impact on overall profit anyway since only a hers of rolling stone circulation is sold via retail. the accused fort hood gunman is asking for forgiveness and praising american al qaeda leader anwar al-awlaki. that's according to handwritten documents signed by major nidal hasan. is he charged with killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in that massacre at the texas army post. it's been nearly four years ago now. his court martial begins next week and he could get the death penalty. katherine herrige live with the news from our d.c. newsroom with the latest on this, catherine. >> hasan's showing he
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verified the authenticity of the documents and signature. the army major acting a at his own attorney at the military trial next week directed him to provide these writings to fox news. >> staff sergeant sean manning who was shot six times at the fort hood readiness center first spoke to fox news a year ago. with the defense department dealing with the attack in the context of, quote: work place violence, manning said via skype the public should make its own assessment. >> the government has tried to deny that this is an act of terrorism. i think -- i hope that if people hear the words from hasan's own mouth that they the understand this was an act of terrorism. >> only document bearing a date october 18th, 2012. he writes, quote: i nadal malik hasan am compelled to renounce any allegiances that require me to support, defend any man made constitution like the constitution of the united states over the commandments mandated in islam. i, therefore, formally
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renounce my oath of office, this includes my oath of u.s. citizenship. in another handwritten document, he states, quote: if i have made any mistakes, i ask for forgiveness and understanding. on his relationship with the radical cleric, with whom he exchanged emails before the massacre, hasan writes, quote: he was my teacher, mentor, and friend. i hold him in high esteem. may almighty allah accept his martyrdom. >> clearly saying he is a homegrown extremist and clearly identifies with al qaeda's ideology. reached out to al qaeda cleric and decided he was going to take up al qaeda's cause here on american soil. >> on issue that of understanding and forgiveness it's not clear what major hasan is referring to in the documents. also this week the judge passed on imposing a gag order on hasan. fox news late today asked the public affairs officer at fort hood whether prosecutors wished to comment on the statements and there was no immediate response. harris. >> harris: catherine, thank you. >> you are welcome. >> an enormous explosion ripped through a city in
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central syria. reportedly killing at least 40 people. [sirens] explosions] >> you could hear it there. this is amateur video. fox news cannot independently confirm the recordings authenticity. the attack hit a strong hold of president bashar al assad supporters sending a huge official over the city of homes. the forces retaliated. slaughtering some 22 people. mostly civilians, according to the united nations, syria's civil war has killed more more than 100,000 men, women and children in more than two years. >> san diego's mayor is in a heap of trouble over those sexual harassment accusations. but now he says someone else shoot foot the bill for his legal expenses. wait until you hear why. plus, a jail house letter from aaron hernandez, the former football star now accused of murder. what he reportedly wrote to
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>> harris: a former nfl star and now accused killer aaron hernandez says the charges against him are all part of god's plan that from a jail house letter hernandez wrote according to the web site tmz. here is the letter written in response to a fan. in it, hernandez, who is a former patriot's tight end again says he is not guilty and he writes, quote: the world just makes things out of false accusations, all the people who turned on me will feel like crap. adding quote god put me in this situation, end quote. he closes the letter by saying keep this off social media, please. hernandez remains behind bars without bail. prosecutors say he shot and killed a friend near his has mass home in june san
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diego mayor bob filner says taxpayers should cover his legal bills because he never got sexual harassment training. the city council did not buy that argument and unanimously rejected filner's request. 8 women have accused him of sexual harassment and one of them is suing him. she is a former aid who says filner put her in a head lock, moved her around like a rag doll and asked her to work without underwear. the city council also voted to sue filner to make sure he pays the damages if he loses that lawsuit. great news for your 401(k)s, your bottom line, your iras, it was another yet record day on wall street. the dow and s&p hitting new all-time highs today on upbeat economic news. the s&p broke through 1700 points for the first time ever. the nasdaq hit its highest level since september of 2000. and, of course, all eyes are on tomorrow's monthly jobs report. the fox business network's peter barnes with the latest now from washington and, peter, what exactly was driving the markets
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today? >> well, harris, driving itself for one thing. auto companies reported strong sales gains for july with ford, chrysler and nissan each showing double digit sales growth. also, the labor department said that the number of people filing unemployment claims fell last week unexpectedly to their lowest level since january 2008. a business trade group reported its manufacturing index for july jumped more than expected. and overseas, a business sentiment index in china got better when analysts predicted it would get worse. so a lot of good data points came together today, harris, to make it a good day for investors. >> harris: i tell you, it seems like we have been above 7% unemployment as it's measured although some would argue it's much higher than that realistically forever. so, tomorrow's employment numbers come out. are they expected to change things? >> well, economists are projecting the economy created 184,000 jobs last
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month. about the same monthly pace of the six previous months. they expect the unemployment rate to remain above 7%. though to tick down to 7.5% from 7.6% in june. if the numbers are much softer or much stronger, that will rock the markets tomorrow. harris? >> harris: all right. peter barnes, looking out for us, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> harris: you know, it was not so long ago that fears of world war three were so great that the queen of england reportedly had a speech to go to read the people just in case. we have an excerpt. my insurance rates are probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got...
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>> harris: the queen of england was well prepared for world war iii so much so that she had a speech already to go. that's according to bbc. in 1983, tensions between the soviet union and the west were high. then president reagan referred to the communist country as the evil empire and british officials prepared remarks for the queen to deliver on an a national broadcast in the event of war. here is an excerpt. this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. not for a single moment did i imagine that the solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. the queen goes on to save in this letter: if families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, britain's will to survive cannot be broken. updating some of our top stories tonight. a judge sentencing ariel castro to life in prison parole for the deadly
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kidnapping. one victim michelle knight told he will die a little every day. crass astro says is he not a monster. the white house says he is extremely disappointed asylum edward snowden. illinois 20th state to legalize medical marijuana. on this day in 1498. italian explorer christopher columbus first set forth in south america. a big discovery happening in third voyage heading west. we all know columbus stumbled upon the new world in 1842. he and his man managed to reach a few caribbean islands. this time ordered columbus to find a route ending in india but landed in venezuela and discovered a new continent. set sail for the new world before his death. columbus and his crew first hit mainland 515 years ago
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today. august 1st. how fox reports wow, a new month. summer, where are you going. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard smith. we're back tomorrow night. for now give me 4 until the factor. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> i will just tell you what i have been hearing. they suspect maybe the police are killing some of these kids. >> bill: that was money unique davis a representative in illinois making incredible statement about the police. she will be here tonight. >> i'm inviting him for beemplet any time he would like to come down and sit down for the pub for a beer. >> i'm running for re-election in new jersey i don't have time for that at the moment. >> the verbal brawl heats up and the governor seems to want no detente. gutfeld and mcguirk on thanks the white house will have to scramble the state department, the pentagon and figure out where they go from here in their relationship with moscow.